2022 - Petite Sirah - El Dorado - Sierra Moon Vineyard
El Dorado's own Fair Play AVA boasts some truly special terroir, with high elevations and extremely well-drained decomposed granite soils perched at the southern end of the county. Petite Sirah is a widely planted varietal throughout Fair Play, and while the traditional temptation has been to lean into its hedonistic concentration, unwieldy tannins and intense, inky color, we believed it had the potential to be a lovable, elegant expressor of our terroir, too. By showing intentionality in the vineyard and restraint in the cellar, we've crafted a Petite Sirah that stands apart from the crowd. Sierra Moon Vineyard is the ideal source for this style, cresting a hilltop with south-facing exposure, tempered by cool nights and dry, warm summer days.